Continental GT design pushes the envelope in grand tourers
Lerato Matebese spoke with the chassis and powertrain module leader at Bentley Motors, Mark Scott
As you might have read in our first impression of the latest Bentley Continental GT last week, the new model is a technological tour de force, but what makes it such a compelling package? Well, we chatted to the man responsible for the chassis and powertrain modules of the new Continental GT and he shared some nuggets about how he and his team arrived at the latest incarnation of the model. Having been with Bentley for more than two decades, Mark Scott has practically overseen all three generations of the Continental GT and he never stops enthusing about how the latest model has pushed the grand tourer envelope. He says that one of the main design provisos was to make the new GT not only more efficient than its predecessor (15% better overall), but also sportier without compromising on the model’s inherent waftage abilities. To achieve this feat, Scott and his team had a blank canvas to work off this time to build the new generation. For starters, there’s a new and lighter platform ...